MINExpo International, the quadrennial show for mining industry equipment manufacturers, engineers and users, has been postponed. In an announcement today, “The National Mining Association (NMA), the MINExpo International 2020 (Show) sponsor, has made its highest priority the health, well-being and safety of exhibitors, attendees, stakeholders and their respective families and colleagues, as well as our event partners in Las Vegas. The advance of COVID-19 around the world has made holding the Show in September 2020 impracticable under the circumstances.
“Therefore, in the best interests of all concerned MINExpo International 2020, will not be held September 28-30, 2020 in Las Vegas due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Show, which is typically held every four years, will be postponed until September 2021. Our current plan is to hold MINExpo I International 2021 in Las Vegas.
“We are working with our event partners to identify and secure the necessary exhibition facilities and hotel accommodations in Las Vegas for a successful MINExpo International 2021. Once the logistical arrangements have been confirmed the new dates will be announced. We hope to have this information to you in the near future.
“We know MINExpo exhibitors and attendees have many questions concerning the postponement, and we will continue to update the website as additional information becomes available.”
For attendees, CompuSystems, the official registration company, will refund registration and Award Luncheon tickets to the show, according to NMA. The MINExpo 2020 floorplan, as it is currently laid out, will be transferred to the new dates in 2021. For exhibitors that have contracted space for the 2020 show, displace space will remain the same for 2021.